The 1815 Tambora eruption is the largest observed eruption in recorded history, as shown in Table 1. The explosion was heard 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) away, and …
Mount Tambora. Written By: Mount Tambora, also called Mount Tamboro, Indonesian Gunung Tambora, volcanic mountain on the northern coast of Sumbawa island, Indonesia, that in April 1815 exploded in the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. It is now 2,851 metres (9,354 feet) high, having lost much of its top in the 1815 eruption.
The mightly caldera of Tambora volcano – the site of the largest known historic volcanic explosion in the world: the volcano was decapitated during its violent explosion The summit caldera of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia), formed during the 1815 eruption (Photo: ThomasH)
The Massive Eruption of Mount Tambora. On the evening of April 10, 1815, the eruptions intensified, and a massive major eruption began to blow the volcano apart. Viewed from a settlement about 15 miles to the east, it seemed that three columns of flames shot into the sky.
It is a Stratovolcano. Mount Tambora is a stratovolcano. They are characterized by a steep profile …
The largest volcanic eruption ever recorded is that of the Indonesian island arc volcano Tambora in 1815. This eruption initially killed an estimated 92,000 people, largely from the associated tsunami.
The 1815 eruption at Indonesia’s Tambora was a blast that altered global climate for years afterwards and has been fingered as the trigger of revolutions and migrations. Over 70,000 people perished directly from the event and hundreds of thousands more may have died due to disease and famine
JUST BEFORE SUNSET on April 5, 1815, a massive explosion shook the volcanic island of Sumbawa in the Indonesian archipelago. For two hours, a stream of lava erupted from Mount Tambora, the highest peak in the region, sending a plume of ash eighteen miles into the sky.
Volcanic eruption kills 80,000. Tambora is located on Sumbawa Island, on the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. There had been no signs of volcanic activity there for thousands of years prior to the 1815 eruption. On April 10, the first of a series of eruptions that month sent ash 20 miles into the atmosphere, covering the island with ash to a height of 1.5 meters.